Latest update on what’s happening (March 1st 2021):
Spoken World Online continues. This open mic is weekly on Tuesdays, an online version of what we usually do in the Chat Noir, and is hosted by David Leo Sirois. It’s on Zoom. For more info or to join us, keep an eye on the events on our Facebook page or sign up for the mailing list (click on the blue stamp on the right hand side of this page).
AWOL writers’ group paused until happier times.
SpokenWord Paris is one pole of a nomadic tribe of people who love poetry, writing and song. A home for creatives and lost anglophones. We do an open mic night called SpokenWord every Monday at the Chat Noir and an allied writers’ workshop every Sunday. We do a literary journal called The Bastille and Tightrope Books published many of us in the book “Strangers in Paris.” Click on the blue stamp on the right to sign up to the mailing list.
Open mic/scène ouverte: Performance poetry. Lire vivant. Poésie sonore. Stand up. Monologue. Stories. Beat poetry. Spoken word. English. Français. Your own original texts. Old texts from Rimbaud to Dr Seuss, Beowulf to Gil Scott-Heron. Chacun a son mot à dire. Make the words come alive. Acoustic songs also welcome.
Poetry video clips on our instagram at spokenword_paris
A taste of Monday nights at the Chat Noir, by Victor. Listen or download here.
Will resume when it’s safe to do so.
Every Monday except August. Come to the Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud 75011. Métro Parmentier/Couronnes. Sign up at 8pm in the bar. Poetics start from 8.30pm underground. More info here. Paris’ biggest and longest-running English open mic night, started in 2006. All languages welcome. Free entry. Exit one euro.
Check next week’s theme here. Themes are a suggestion to inspire you but you don’t have to follow them. Indeed, many people don’t.
AWOL writers’ workshop on pause until meeting in person is possible
AWOL normally takes place every Sunday evening, 6.30pm – 8.30pm at the Chat Noir (76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011) but the Chat Noir is currently closed. We hope to resume when meeting in person is possible again. AWOL’s facebook page. Free. Bring your writing or just come and listen and join in the discussion. Hosted by Bruce Sherfield, Simon Millward, Thibaut Narme and Camille Adnot. Friendly and insightful and afterwards you’re welcome to come for a drink. In a previous incarnation this ran for 10 years as The Other Writers Group and AWOL continues that group’s ethos of giving invaluable insightful feedback and providing a supportive space to hone your writing craft. Plus community among writers. Click here for a more detailed description.